That is the a Band I play for (as a Pianist/arranger)
Founded in 2009.
Before then i had learned the piano informally from my first contact with Jazz in the book "Jazz Improvisation primer" by Marc Sabatella. And bought my
My Jazz Story
I Love Jazz cos it is a Reflection of The creator of Music Inexhaustible possibilities on a single Tune; we'll never be able to Utilize them ALL, but, we could do a great deal while we still exist...l
I bought my first Jazz CD Live at the Vanguard (CHUCHO VALDEZ) with my first Internship Allowance....and walked home.
I have been greatly Influenced by George Duke (Gospel according to Jazz Chapter 1) Highly influential in my playing the piano; latter on I heard the likes of Oscar Peterson, Duke Ellington, and was sincerely thrilled and was spurred to create music that reflects not just my experiences but my environment
I missed my only opportunity to listen to Bob James live with four-play in Lagos, Nigeria...
I hope to see more jazz musicians reach our shores and i hope the seats would be affordable for those True listeners and Young minds trailing their exploits.